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Old 09-16-2013, 04:52 PM   #76
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fun fact about e-reading: every year people get excited about upgrades in paper technology

ah, the good old days of reading Beowulf on parchment
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fun fact about e-reading: every year people get excited about upgrades in paper technology

ah, the good old days of reading Beowulf on parchment
I tell ya, it sure beats carrying around those slabs of stone I used too.
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:51 PM   #78
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Puhleease. In my days, we had to drag ourselves into them caves with the painting on them.
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Puhleease. In my days, we had to drag ourselves into them caves with the painting on them.
You illiterate old timers, couldn't handle text, had to have drawings, just like these modern kids. Going full circle.
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You illiterate old timers, couldn't handle text, had to have drawings, just like these modern kids. Going full circle.
Back in my day we didn't have pictures, had to sit and listen for three days to hear the entire story.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:06 PM   #81
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Going full circle again.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:04 PM   #82
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I hear the Homer dude had quite an entourage. And he never lacked for lodgings or groupies.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:27 PM   #83
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I'm so old that in my younger days we didn't even have writing. We just put all our important stories into a rhyming, epic poems along with a catchy tune so we could remember it.

But seriously I guess that wouldn't work now in our modern age. For example, ask almost anyone to correctly recite all the lines to almost any rock song. Chances are they won't get it correct. I suspect that is because we now rely so deeply on writing.

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Old 09-18-2013, 07:00 PM   #84
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:56 PM   #85
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Even incremental improvements are good. For reading I prefer an ebook reader for convenience. no pages flopping around. I am fine with the resolution and even the greyness. Still a white or slightly off white background would make me spend big bucks.

I don't chose a grey background for my browser or word processer etc. I want white

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I don't think I would prefer a white background. Given a choice, I think I would choose cream, or even a nice light salmon like the Financial Times. Background color options is one of the nice things about color e-ink, should it ever hit the market.

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Old 09-23-2013, 01:25 AM   #87
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Cream, beige etc. would be fine, as long as nothing fancy or fussy. I don't want to notice the background. I actually prefer a dull grey to the bluish cast of the front lighted ereaders I have used. Any lightening up of the grey is a good thing IMO but for me the light just changes the color.

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